1904 Tasting Notes
Back at the same sushi place, Arigato Sushi, for supper with the boyfriend. On a cold day like this where I can feel winter closing in, it’s nice to have a hot drink with my meal. Once again I think this tea goes remarkably well with sushi (although it was tuna donburi this time), however the boyfriend took one sip, wrinkled his nose and asked if he could add sugar. Oy vey! rolls eyes
Pulling off the lid of the sample tin (this one was on tight) I caught a wiff of the dry tea. The only thing I can describe it as is a cross between cinnamon and light dill pickles. Yeah, I don’t get it either. It’s not that I don’t like it – I LOVE dill pickles – it’s just such a non sequitur for me and my nose.
I’m glad to see the large number of buds in this tea instead of the crumbled up bits you sometimes get. Taste-wise this tea is actually very close to the taste of raw cucumber, though I’m also still picking up a very minute trace of cinnamon or some other spice.